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At post at long last

Ok guys, it's been, a little less than three years and . .
No response
Ever.

I am pretty crushed. I thought at least we'd maybe get a form letter.
I checked the address against multiple people in the know and it was correct. I did include a SASE, so I don't think there's much else I can do. I am sure the correct people who handle these things got the book, but beyond that, that's all I know.

I am STILL working on making a copy available, with all the letters pulled as well as art that was requested I pull it.

I am sorry this didn't come sooner, these last few years have been ummmm let me give the short version:
- 2012-2014 my best friend
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Ok guys, it's been, a little less than three years and . .
No response
Ever.

I am pretty crushed. I thought at least we'd maybe get a form letter.
I checked the address against multiple people in the know and it was correct. I did include a SASE, so I don't think there's much else I can do. I am sure the correct people who handle these things got the book, but beyond that, that's all I know.

I am STILL working on making a copy available, with all the letters pulled as well as art that was requested I pull it.

I am sorry this didn't come sooner, these last few years have been ummmm let me give the short version:
- 2012-2014 my best friend <lj- uxer="ellyr_in_ink"> was in and out of the hospital for physical and mental issues. I became her primary caretaker. She was diagnosed a paranois schizophreniac
- Nov 2014 I became pregnant
- Dec 2014 my best friend died
- July 2015 I had my baby.

So things have been a bit hectic and I am just settling down again to struggle with Lulu and get something so that participants can have something!
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Book Completed and Shipped!!

For those not getting e-mails from the project (and if you are not, let me know!) the book was shipped out today :D :D

Here's one image, and I included more in the e-mail!
HP Art Project shipping!

I'm slowly working on getting the art I have permission to put online on my website and working on getting a printed copy for those who participated.
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FIRST LOOK AT TEH HP ART BOOK!!

ok, here it is! or at lest the first online image.

I'm sorry I couldn't get this up sooner, but I maxed out my data usage on my phone, which is my only camera, so this image has been stuck on my phone for a week (no, no transfer cord either.  It was stuck)

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the pink tags are where I'm marking mistakes...... there are more than I expected.

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IT's HERE!! THE BOOK IS HERE!!
I'll post pics and such when I get home (I've got a late night tonight).

ETA:
And no, for sure this ins't the finale version. The cover ended up off center, and just flipping through, I can tell at some point, and image got dropped. So I'll have to work out what happened.

BUT STILL! FIRST DRAFT IS HERE!!!
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NEWS NEWS NEWS

GUYS! I ordered the rought draft of the book last night! It will be to me in FIVE DAYS.
I'm so excited!

I sent a group e-mail on this. The e-mail included a screenshot of the book price (141.00). I did deduct that, plus shipping from the money collected in the paypal account.

Speaking of money, it does look like that -unless there are issues edigint the book and I ahve to order lots of copies- that there will be some left over funds.

So, the original plan was to donate any excess money. So, if you want to start thinking about a charity or a cause I can donate the excess funds to, please do.

I'll make a post for suggestions in a few days. I figure we can donate whatever money is left over in JKR's name.
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Money Use Question

Ok, so first major project purchase my be necessary.

Lulu.com works best with PDF. I've tried fighting the word doc, but I'll loose the text, the size, and part of the formatting.

The free option is this.
Does anyone have a free Doc to PDF converted that is reliable, virus free, and not limited to only five tries? If someone can direct me to a place where I can get a good word to PDF converted then no money spent.

On the other hand, if there is not one, I looks like I will need to buy one, so it'll be about $60.00
Now, here is why I hesitate and go to the group. I'm trying very very very very hard not to personally profit for *anything* in the group funds. Obviously if I buy this program.... I sorta do (hence why I've been looking for a free version).

So, because of that concern, I want to make sure everyone here (are as many as respond) green lights my purchase of this. If there are strong objections though, I will look for another option.

So please let me knwo your thoughts and/or if you have any reliable free options (and preferably legal ^^)
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I will be on a vacation until the 31st with no access to my computer.

At this point I think I've responded to 90% of all the e-mails I got, but if you have any questions, or haven't heard from in, in regards to the confirmation letters, feel free to send a follow up :)

Thank you all for your quick responses on this :)
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AFAK I am at a convention this weekend. The layouts are still being worked on and if you sent me money, I have gotten it, I just need to confirm it.

I won't have acces to a computer for three days, but I will respond ASAP after that.
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HP Art Project Notices: Please Read

Binding/Publishing Change
Sadly, because of my continued hiatus issues with the project, pushing everything at the end, and the size of the book, the original person who had volunteered to bind this book no longer is able to due to other commitments. I apologize to everyone who was looking forward to having a hand bound book, because the loss of the book binder was three-parts my mismanaging that aspect of the project combined with misunderstanding the time needed.

But, moving forward, I will now be using an online book service to bind the book. Between the start of the project and now, a lot of rules have shifted and most online book companies will allow the fanart (where as previously most were stricter about that).

Currently I am looking at LuLu.com; however, I have never used any of these services so if anyone has any recommendations, or knows why one is better than another, or why one should be avoided at all costs, please let me know!

Layout Tweaks Coming Soon
Also, per a member suggestion, I will be tweaking the layout, and I'll have the new layout examples up soon.

However, what I posted previously will, most likely, be the online layout has the second layout reveals too much personal information (age, location, letter to JKR) that I suspect most people do not want online.

And yes now worries, there will be a editing. I know there were typos on the beta layouts ^^

Pinch Hitting Due next Week!
In other news THE PINCH HITS ARE DUE SOON! Please, if you were chosen to be a pinch hitter, don't forget to turn these in!

I will no longer be posting on Deviantart.com
Also, and I will send an e-mail out about this, I'm no longer posting on Deviantart because I've gotten multiple viruses form that site multiple times. I consider DA too risky at this time, so updates will be made on LJ only.

I will work out how to have non LJ members able to participate in polls and such, but anon comments are enabled, so anyone can leave a comment, just please sign it so I know who you are.

Thanks!

- Ani
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ART FORMAT BETA TEST using Book 1 Art

Ok, so I just finished formatting all the book one art work I have (I'm actually only down Chapter 12 at this time).

These ar ethe BETA formats, please please tell me what you think, what would make it better, does the font work (this is the #6 font, called Poor Richard, it won by a landslide).
Real names have been replaced with online names or, in initials if I was unsure of the online name.

Note: There seems to have been a sizing issue with the horizontal artwork in that, at some point, I started getting them the wrong size, which I think was due to a miscommunication I did not catch. Rather than crop the art (bad) I just resized it so it would fit. Suggestions on how will this worked are also welcome.

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